Media Nouvea
Bilibili and Participatory Democracy


Our words are the bullets, and bilibili is our gun! In this episode of Media Nouveau, we introduce a unique video-sharing website called “bilibili” that features a special “bullet comment system” — comments appearing or moving as a stream of bullets on the video playback screen. Peculiar at the first glance, the rise of bilibili invoked a revolution in the Chinese media public sphere. Why is the website revolutionary? And what is its implication of our contemporary new media environment? Find the answers in our podcast!


Bilibili” Wikipedia
Yin, Yiyi and Anthony Fung. “Youth Online Cultural Participation and Bilibili: An Alternative Form of Democracy in China?” in Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy, eds. Rocci Luppicini and Rachel Baarda. IGI Global, 2017.
Why does bullet comment thrive?

Music Credit

Retrospective – Maya
Chemical Stars – Cytus
Visions – Cytus
βios – Sawano Hiroyuki
Blackcase – Cytus
Precipitation – Cytus
Lost Butterfly – Rurutia

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